Benjamin F. Hoffman III


Benjamin Franklyn Hoffman, III, age 77 of North Royalton, Ohio passed away peacefully on Monday, May 2, 2022 at Southwest General Hospice following a long illness. He was born December 12, 1944 in Decatur, Illinois to Benjamin Jr. and Frances (nee Schumacher). He issurvived by his beloved wife, Teresa (nee Spangler), 5 children: Laura Hoffman of Las Vegas, NV, Melissa (Jim) Maguire of Lewiston, ID, Tessa Rochelle of Las Vegas, NV, Elizabeth
Hoffman of Cuyahoga Falls, OH, and Jon Hoffman of North Royalton, OH, three grandchildren: Ana (Carson) Ludlow of Rexburg, ID, James Maguire of Westpoint, NY, and Tyler Martin, a sister Betty Ann Jones of Las Vegas, NV, Father-in-law and mother-in-law S.L. and Florence Spangler of Seymour, TN, many sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, and dear friends. Ben was preceded in death by his parents and his brother-in-law, Terry Jones.
Benny, as he was known by his friends and family, was an artist and graphic designer in his younger life, and enjoyed a good book so much that selling books became his passion in his later years. In his younger years, he enjoyed riding his horse, Sargent, through the desert, riding his bicycle throughout Europe to see the sites of his family’s heritage, scuba diving in Southern California, and driving his MGB convertible through the streets of Las Vegas with his three hairs blowing in the wind!

In 1962, Benny graduated from Las Vegas High School where he was the editor of the yearbook, a cheerleader, and active in theater arts. He was married to Lynn Vance in 1965 (divorced in 1984). He was drafted into the United States Army in 1965 and proudly served his country at Fort Jackson, South Carolina as an illustrator until 1967. He then attended UNLV where he earned a degree in fine arts in 1970. He met Teresa in 1991 and they were married in 1997. Benny loved collecting things. He started collecting stamps as a child, then coins, pewter mugs and dishes, and most recently, books. He loved music and a good movie, and his collection of CDs and DVDs is also most impressive! He discovered the 0ver-60 Program at the local community college and audited numerous drawing, painting, and ceramics classes, where he liked to consider himself a mentor to the younger students. He had an infectious laugh and was always willing to tell a story or two. He loved having a good conversation, a game of
Rummikub, and good food. He dearly loved his wife, children, family, friends, and two little dogs, as well as many past pets.

There will be no service per Benjamin’s request. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made to the Thomas P. Perciak Family Residential Hospice of Southwest.

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  1. Ben Jones says:

    Miss you Unk, and thanks for introducing me to Chicken Fingers…. and the fine art of a repeating Christmas regifting tradition.

  2. Sean C. Jones says:

    Safe home, Unk. You were my inspiration to become an artist. I’ve been an art teacher for 26 years, so you and I have inspired thousands now. Love you.

  3. Allenda says:

    So very sorry for your loss.

  4. Betty Ann Jones says:

    I have more memories to cherish of our growing up in the desert on our family’s ranch. Love you. Have a good time seeing all our old relatives up there. Betty Ann

  5. Missy Maguire says:

    Miss you dad… love you all

    • Mario Moya says:

      Hi Missy, Just came across your dad’s obituary. I’m sorry for your loss. I just remember the great stories and smile he always had on his face. Many blessing to you and your family.